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Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 

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China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation

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Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead

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Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

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Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

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Sweden's Magnusson opens ninth office in three years with Hong Kong launch

26-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Swedish firm Magnusson has added a Hong Kong office through a tie-up with two-partner Hong Kong firm Odebjer Fohlin - its ninth new base in three years.

Hong Kong

Wilberforce and Ten Old Square silks instructed on $10bn Nina Wang appeal

25-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Silks from Wilberforce Chambers and Ten Old Square have been instructed on the final stages of a landmark case in Hong Kong concerning the $10bn (£7bn) estate of the late Nina Wang, once the richest woman in Asia.

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Six take flight from Bird & Bird's China offices in defection to IP consultancy

9-Feb-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

IP consultancy Awapatent has picked up Bird & Bird Hong Kong IP rainmaker Ai-Leen Lim and a team of five for its Beijing and Hong Kong branch AWA Asia.

China Briefings

Big Yang Theory: Will China’s outbound investment eclipse inbound investment in the Year of the Goat? download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 25-Feb-2015

And how will it affect the growing trend of Chinese investments in Israeli targets?

East or West? Business services professionals go global download subscription

Totum 20-Feb-2015

The recent Dentons-Dacheng merger has reminded Totum of how dramatic the shifts in international recruitment have become.

English Court clarifies what law governs procedure applied in Hong Kong arbitration weblink subscription

Ince & Co 19-Feb-2015

A recent Commercial Court decision considered the position when a contract provides for the law of one jurisdiction to be applicable, but for the arbitration to take place outside that jurisdiction.

Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading v Daewoo Logistics download subscription

7KBW 17-Feb-2015

An English High Court boost for Hong Kong arbitration.

Practical tips for foreign investors in dealing with redundancy in China download subscription

Dentons 13-Feb-2015

For foreign investors in China business downturns and their consequences can be daunting. Tales of rebellious employees are legion. With proper planning though, such scenarios can be avoided. 

Global employment briefing: China, January 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 9-Feb-2015

New rules apply when hiring foreign nationals in Beijing.

Agency: deals and duties download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Feb-2015

Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.

China's patent targets for 2020 weblink subscription

Walker Morris 4-Feb-2015

The Chinese government has recently announced a policy decision to treble the number of patents filed by local Chinese inventors by the year 2020.

The Ocean Victory: Court of Appeal reverses original judge’s findings download subscription

7KBW 2-Feb-2015

The judge’s finding in favour of the owners/demise charterers because the port was unsafe has been reversed by the Court of Appeal.

Whatever the weather: can a weather event affect causation? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 2-Feb-2015

The Court of Appeal has given clear and helpful guidance as to the legal position when two or more known or foreseeable factors may combine to produce an abnormal event.

China proposes major reform of its inbound foreign investment regime download subscription

Minter Ellison 30-Jan-2015

On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the ‘Draft’) along with an explanation paper, and called for opinions from the public.

When an English jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading will be deemed exclusive weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

The facts of the underlying dispute in Compania Sud Americana de Vapores A v Hin-Pro International Logistics are less interesting than the Court’s findings

Anti-corruption compliance lessons from the Avon settlements download subscription

Dentons 15-Jan-2015

Avon and its Chinese subsidiary paid $135m (£89m) to resolve an FCPA investigation with a deferred prosecution agreement, an SEC settlement, and a guilty plea by the subsidiary.

Consultation paper on a risk-based capital framework for the insurance industry in Hong Kong download subscription

DLA Piper 12-Jan-2015

The OCI has announced the publication by the Insurance Authority (IA) of a consultation paper on a risk-based capital framework for the insurance industry in Hong Kong (the Consultation Paper).

Data Issues Roundup — council warned after employee surveillance; T-Mobile to pay at least $90m to settle cramming case; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 9-Jan-2015

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 5 January 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup.